I am part of the problem, documentary maker Morgan Spurlock admits

Lawrence Kim
December 14, 2017

'From my wife, to my friends, to my family, to my partners & co-workers.

"I am part of the problem", Spurlock, 47, wrote in a TwitLonger post, referring to the wave of sexual misconduct allegations that have emerged in the worlds of entertainment and politics since several women accused movie producer Harvey Weinstein of charges including rape and harassment in October.

USA Today reported that Spurlock recently sold a sequel to "Super Size Me" to YouTube for $3.5 million.

Spurlock also served as the executive producer for Showtime's documentary series about America's drug epidemic titled "The Trade", which will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January.

"Being who I was, it was the last thing I wanted, so of course, I paid". I wonder, "when will they come for me?" "You see, I've come to understand after months of these revelations, that I am not some innocent bystander, I am also a part of the problem".

"I am part of the problem, we all are", he wrote.

'[We'd] been drinking all night and went back to my room, ' Spurlock wrote. We took off our clothes.

Spurlock also admitted calling a former employee "hot pants" and "sex pants" in the office, and paying her a settlement when she quit. During intercourse, the girl began crying.

She became upset, he said, and they stopped.

'I thought I was doing ok, I believed she was feeling better. "She believed she was raped", he wrote.

'Something I thought was amusing at the time, but then realised I had completely demeaned and belittled her to a place of non-existence, ' he said.

At the time, eight years ago, Spurlock says he thought the verbal harassment was "funny".

Spurlock said the woman blurted out, "Light Bright", during the sex and said she couldn't get the child's toy out of her mind. 'We began fooling around, she pushed me off, then we laid in the bed and talked and laughed some more, and then began fooling around again. The worst part is, I'm someone who consistently hurts those closest to me.

The Oscar nominee also admitted to cheating on every wife and girlfriend he's ever had.

In the post, Spurlock asked whether these instances of sexual impropriety were caused by the sexual abuse he said he suffered as a boy and teenager, that his father left or because he suffers from alcoholism and depression. I have helped create a world of disrespect through my own actions'.

He concluded the post by promising to "do better", to "be better". More than anything, I'm hopeful that I can start to rebuild the trust and the respect of those I love most. In his post, Spurlock shared what he recalled of the incident. "Reassure investors, like those at CBS and A&E?"

Many didn't feel like he deserved any praise, however. Says another: "Getting ahead of the story doesn't absolve him".

One user called him "opportunistic".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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